presenting problem

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presenting problem,

n initial symptom motivating the patient to consult a practitioner. See also anamnesis; symptom, guiding; and symptom, keynote.
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Some health workers facing heavy patient loads were focusing on the presenting problem alone out of expediency.
Each practitioner or technician records the same background, presenting problem, reason for admission, and current status and then goes on to say what his/her discipline did without regard to what the other disciplines did or, indeed, without even seeing the other disciplines' work
A culturally responsive counselor would recognize the complex intersection of race and class embedded within Tiffany's presenting problem.
While making the initial appointment on the telephone, patients were asked open-ended questions about their presenting problem and symptoms.
1) Coding of deaths in hospitals frequently records only the presenting problem, e.
Winnicott, among the other followers of Melanie Klein), which was developing under this air pressure, came to realize what Freud had already stressed for World War I neurotics: separation anxiety cuts down the dotted line along which even the presenting problem of war neurosis first tears into childhood trauma.
Hence, the employment specialist must carefully evaluate the consumer, the presenting problem, and the general work environment to determine if the involvement of a coworker will be the most efficient strategy to pursue.
The support groups are about discovering that you are not alone and learning alternative ways of listening and responding to the presenting problem,'' Kessler said.
The areas covered are basic pathophysiologic principles and their application in the intensive care unit, supportive care for intensive care unit patients, specialized care for intensive care unit patients, problems arising in the intensive care unit setting, evaluation and management, presenting problems for intensive care unit admission, and professional and interpersonal and communication skills.
Self-harming behavior in young adults and adolescents is one of the most challenging presenting problems therapists, healthcare, and school professionals face.
This edition continues the tradition of the original, presenting problems according to topic areas.
Crisis intervention provides an immediate and temporary emotional first aid to the victim, with specific interventions targeted to the victim and to the circumstances of the presenting problems (Rosenbluh, 2002).